Recruitment #1907-4802-001


Located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is an urban hub bursting with energy. Milwaukee provides a casual sophistication – big city appeal without the big-city hassles. We are accessible and affordable, and our residents are welcoming. Milwaukee has evolved through the years, bringing together its unsurpassed old world charm with a breathtaking Art Museum, top-flight arts and cultural attractions, professional sports, lakefront festivals, recreational opportunities and great restaurants.


The Public Health Nurse (PHN) Supervisor assigned to the Home Environmental and Health (HEH) Division of the Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) oversees a team of PHNs and a program assistant. The PHN Supervisor ensures that the PHNs are thoroughly and efficiently managing caseloads in compliance with Federal, State, City, and MHD policies and procedures. The PHN Supervisor also works to ensure seamless coordination between the PHNs and the Environmental Investigations in order to achieve overall success of the HEH program.

Essential Functions


  • Develop, integrate and monitor program goals and objectives to ensure that program outcomes and grant requirements are achieved.
  • Work with the Home Environmental Health Manager to ensure comprehensiveness in program management and assume overall responsibility for the HEH clinical practice relative to childhood lead poisoning.
  • Oversee and assure timely and accurate data input, nursing charting, case closure and billing data.
  • Monitor case management to ensure the development of realistic and effective care plans, home visiting protocols and case management policies and procedures.
  • Respond to concerns, questions and complaints from staff, clients, and community partners.
  • Complete weekly, monthly and annual reports as requested or required for the HEH Division and state program reviews.
  • Participate in Continuous Quality Improvement for nursing activities.
  • Develop seamless service provision in routine programs and during a public health emergency (ICS).
  • Participate in various MHD committees to inform program development that is responsive to the HEH Divisional needs.
  • Assist in the development of new lead education materials in response to community health needs and trends.
  • Seek out supportive grant funding opportunities and provide professional expertise to related MHD projects and proposals.
  • Confer with physicians and other health professionals and environmental personnel regarding national best practices for identifying needs of children and families to address and prevent lead poisoning.
  • Collaborate with a variety of MHD programs to integrate preventative lead activities into a childhood wellness perspective.


  • Make hiring and assignment recommendations.
  • Provide orientation, training, supervision and evaluation of Public Health Nurses and administrative support staff to assure safe practices and quality of services.
  • Act as advisor/mentor and supervisor for program nursing and practice issues and concerns.
  • Assign nursing caseloads to monitor staff ability to build and manage client caseloads.
  • Hold regular staff meetings that promote education, training, service provision and program accountability.
  • Assume oversight relative to the quality of home visiting service delivery and develop standards and procedures for evaluating services.
  • Conduct ongoing assessment of staff development needs to maintain best practices in current public health and nursing practice.
  • Facilitate site visits for program partners and grantors.
  • Assist with monitoring of grant applications and budgets.
  • Manage administrative processes including payroll processing, mileage, Family Leave, and time cards in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Manage schedules, including employee time off and schedule changes to assure adequate staffing.
  • Coordinate and/or maintain services in health centers or special programs when needs in personnel dictate and as approved by HEH division management.


  • Develop and maintain community referral sources.
  • Participate in community coalitions and advisory groups representing public health nursing.
  • Support nursing, medical and other student placements within the MHD.
  • Identify, support, and maintain primary partners relative to lead poisoning prevention, clinic services and home visiting service delivery.
  • Collaborate with the MHD HEH divisional management, community health centers, managed care organizations, local health departments, physician networks and private physicians to assure program goals.
  • Represent the MHD at meetings, committees, programs and in other community efforts related to the prevention of childhood lead poisoning; and other initiatives in the department.

Reasonable accommodations requested by qualified individuals with disabilities will be made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.

Minimum Requirements

  1. Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited nursing program.
  2. Current permit or license to practice professional nursing in the State of Wisconsin at time of appointment and throughout employment.
  3. Four years of progressively responsible nursing experience which includes at least two years of full-time experience leading, supervising or managing health related staff, programs and projects.
  4. Valid driver’s license at time of appointment and throughout employment and the availability of a properly-insured personal vehicle for use on the job (automobile allowance provided).

IMPORTANT NOTE: To receive credit for college, transcripts are required and must be received by the application period closing date. College transcripts should be attached to your online application. Applications without transcripts attached will be considered incomplete and will be rejected. Your transcript must be legible (readable) and include the following information: the university or college name, your name, the degree completed (if applicable) and the date the degree was completed.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in nursing or public health from an accredited college or university.

Knowledges, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics

  • Knowledge of principles, methods, techniques and procedures of current professional nursing, public health and public health nursing.
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations and administrative requirements governing the public health nursing profession.
  • Knowledge of current trends and best practices in the fields of nursing, health care services and public health.
  • Knowledge of home visiting programs and of health care delivery systems.
  • Ability to interpret and follow federal, state and local guidelines, laws, and regulations related to childhood lead poisoning.
  • Knowledge and ability to work with computer applications, including the internet, spreadsheet, database and word processing software.
  • Knowledge and ability to create and manage budgets, grant proposals and contracts.
  • Interpersonal skills, including the ability to build and maintain good working relationships with a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary staff, the public, the media, City officials and with other agencies and to provide services in a culturally sensitive manner.
  • Skill in analyzing and evaluating data and information and making appropriate recommendations.
  • Oral communication skills including the ability to provide clear and concise information and to make presentations, both internally and externally.
  • Written communication skills, including the ability to communicate information and ideas in writing in an understandable and clear manner.
  • Organizational, planning, and time management skills.
  • Ability to apply the principles, practices and techniques of professional nursing.
  • Ability to use effective judgment.
  • Ability to supervise and manage team dynamics of a multi-disciplinary and diverse staff.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with coworkers and citizens whose backgrounds may differ from one’s own.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Current Salary

The current salary range (PG 1EX) is $68,021-$81,844 annually, and the resident incentive salary range for City of Milwaukee residents is $70,062-$84,300 annually. Appointment above the minimum is possible based upon level of experience and other qualifications and is subject to approval.  

The City of Milwaukee provides a comprehensive benefit program which includes:

  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Comprehensive Wellness Program
  • Onsite Clinic Services
  • Onsite Employee Assistance Program
  • Alternative Work Schedules
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Tuition Benefits
  • Paid Vacation
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Leave and other paid leaves
  • Flexible Spending Arrangement
  • Commuter Value Pass

For full details of the benefits offered by the City of Milwaukee, please visit

Selection Process

THE SELECTION PROCESS will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: education and experience evaluation; written, oral, or performance tests, or other assessment methods. The Department of Employee Relations reserves the right to call only the most qualified candidates to oral and performance examinations. Oral examinations may include written exercises.  

INITIAL FILING DATE – The examination will be held as soon as practical after August 21, 2019. Receipt of applications may be discontinued at any time after this date without prior notice. However, recruitment may continue until the needs of the City have been met. Qualified applicants will be notified of the date, time, and place of the examination. Unless otherwise required by law, the City of Milwaukee will not provide alternative test administration. The applicant is responsible for attending all phases of the job selection process at the time and place designated by the City of Milwaukee.

Additional Information

APPLICATIONS and further information may be accessed by visiting,

  • Applications and transcripts should be submitted no later than the deadline listed above.
  • If you would like assistance completing an application, please contact the Department of Employee Relations at (414) 286-3751 or
  • The Department of Employee Relations is located at City Hall, 200 E. Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202.  



The City of Milwaukee values and encourages diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.